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Recent Books

The following table shows the books I've recently read or acquired. At the moment the title link points to the Powell’s page for the book, but at some point I'll have it take you to a full description of the book.

The main purpose of this page is to exercise my PostgreSQL database that I built from a Bookpedia export file. I really dig Bookpedia, but it's OS X only, and because it's closed source, I worry about all my book data being lost if I abandon OS X or if the developers abandon the program.

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TitleCopyrightAuthorPublisherPagesLast ReadPurchased
Swamplandia!2011Karen RussellKnopf336Mar-2011Feb-2011
City of Refuge2008Tom PiazzaHarper416Apr-2011Nov-2010
A Visit from the Goon Squad2010Jennifer EganAnchor352Apr-2011Apr-2011
Piercing2007Ryu MurakamiPenguin (Non-Classics)192Apr-2011Apr-2011
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 372011Dave EggersMcSweeney's256May-2011May-2011
A Moment in the Sun2011John SaylesMcSweeney's968Jun-2011May-2011
The Passage2010Justin CroninBallantine Books766Jun-2011Jun-2011
East Is East1990T.C. BoylePenguin (Non-Classics)384Jul-2011Jul-2010
Shoplifting from American Apparel2009Tao LinMelville House112Jul-2011Jul-2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest2010Stieg LarssonKnopf576Jul-2011Jul-2011
A Wild Sheep Chase1982Haruki MurakamiVintage353Jul-2011Jul-2011
South of the Border, West of the Sun1992Haruki MurakamiVintage224Jul-2011Jul-2011
Sputnik Sweetheart1999Haruki MurakamiVintage224Jul-2011Jul-2011
After Dark2004Haruki MurakamiVintage256Jul-2011Jul-2011
The Magicians2009Lev GrossmanPlume416Aug-2011Aug-2010
Next2010James HynesReagan Arthur / Back Bay Books336Aug-2011Aug-2011
The Accidental2007Ali SmithAnchor320Aug-2011Aug-2011
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 382011Dave EggersMcSweeney's253Sep-2011Aug-2011
The Magician King2011Lev GrossmanViking Adult416Sep-2011Aug-2011
The Art of Fielding2011Chad HarbachLittle, Brown and Company528Sep-2011Sep-2011
Death and the Penguin2010Andrey KurkovMelville House240Oct-2011Aug-2011
Kapitoil2010Teddy WayneHarper Perennial295Oct-2011Aug-2011
The Visible Man2011Chuck KlostermanScribner240Oct-2011Oct-2011
1Q842011Haruki MurakamiKnopf944Nov-2011Oct-2011
The Lovers2010Vendela VidaEcco240Nov-2011Oct-2011
Train Dreams2011Denis JohnsonFarrar, Straus and Giroux128Nov-2011Nov-2011
11/22/632011Stephen KingScribner849Nov-2011Nov-2011
Reamde2011Neal StephensonWilliam Morrow1,056Nov-2011Nov-2011
Beat the Reaper2009Josh BazellLittle, Brown and Company320Dec-2011Dec-2011
Await Your Reply2009Dan ChaonBallantine Books324Dec-2011Dec-2011
Open City2011Teju ColeRandom House272Dec-2011Dec-2011
The Sisters Brothers2011Patrick deWittEcco336Dec-2011Dec-2011
The Last Werewolf2011Glen DuncanKnopf304Dec-2011Dec-2011
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 392011Dave EggersMcSweeney's300Dec-2011Dec-2011
The Marriage Plot2011Jeffrey EugenidesFarrar, Straus and Giroux416Dec-2011Dec-2011
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close2005Jonathan Safran FoerHoughton Mifflin Harcourt368Dec-2011Dec-2011
Ten Thousand Saints2011Eleanor HendersonEcco400Dec-2011Dec-2011
Lowboy2009John WrayFarrar, Straus and Giroux272Dec-2011Dec-2011
The Sense of an Ending2011Julian BarnesRandom House Canada160Jan-2012Jan-2012
Lightning Rods2011Helen DeWittNew Directions192Jan-2012Jan-2012
State of Wonder2011Ann PatchettHarper368Jan-2012Jan-2012
The Devil All the Time2011Donald Ray PollockDoubleday272Jan-2012Jan-2012
Green Girl2011Kate ZambrenoEmergency Press268Jan-2012Jan-2012
Salvage the Bones2011Jesmyn WardBloomsbury USA272Feb-2012Jan-2012
The Last Brother2011Nathacha AppanahGraywolf Press208Feb-2012Feb-2012
The Cat's Table2011Michael OndaatjeKnopf288Feb-2012Feb-2012
The Tiger's Wife2011Téa ObrehtRandom House352Mar-2012Feb-2012
When the Killing's Done2011T.C. BoyleViking Adult384Mar-2012Mar-2012
Flatscreen2012Adam WilsonHarper Perennial336Mar-2012Mar-2012
Arcadia2012Lauren GroffVoice304Apr-2012Mar-2012
The Snow Child2012Eowyn IveyReagan Arthur Books400Apr-2012Apr-2012
Start Shooting2012Charlie NewtonDoubleday320Apr-2012Apr-2012
Wild2012Cheryl StrayedKnopf336Apr-2012Apr-2012
Angelmaker2012Nick HarkawayKnopf496May-2012Apr-2012
The Newlyweds2012Nell FreudenbergerKnopf352May-2012May-2012
I Suck at Girls2012Justin HalpernIt Books192May-2012May-2012
Bring Up the Bodies2012Hilary MantelHenry Holt and Co.432May-2012May-2012
Life After Life2013Kate AtkinsonReagan Arthur Books544May-2012May-2012
A Game of Thrones1996George R.R. MartinBantam720Jun-2012May-2012
How to Sharpen Pencils2012David ReesMelville House224Jun-2012Jun-2012
A Clash of Kings1999George R.R. MartinBantam768Jul-2012Jun-2012
Gone Girl2012Gillian FlynnCrown432Jul-2012Jul-2012
Canada2012Richard FordEcco432Jul-2012Jul-2012
A Hologram for the King2012Dave EggersMcSweeney's328Aug-2012
A Naked Singularity2008Sergio De La PavaXlibris Corporation692Aug-2012Dec-2010
Cloud Atlas2004David MitchellRandom House528Sep-2012Jan-2007
My Struggle2009Karl KnausgaardArchipelago Books250Sep-2012Aug-2012
This Is How You Lose Her2012Junot DíazRiverhead Hardcover224Sep-2012Sep-2012
Beautiful Ruins2012Jess WalterHarper352Sep-2012Sep-2012
Telegraph Avenue2012Michael ChabonHarper480Oct-2012Sep-2012
The Twelve2012Justin CroninBallantine Books592Oct-2012Oct-2012
The Round House2012Louise ErdrichHarper336Nov-2012Oct-2012
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk2012Ben FountainEcco320Nov-2012Nov-2012
May We Be Forgiven2012A. M. HomesViking Adult496Nov-2012Nov-2012
The Fault in Our Stars2012John GreenDutton Children's328Dec-2012Dec-2012
How Should a Person Be?2012Sheila HetiHenry Holt and Co.320Dec-2012Dec-2012
Building Stories2012Chris WarePantheon300Dec-2012Dec-2012
HHhH2010Laurent BinetFarrar, Straus and Giroux336Jan-2013Dec-2012
The Orphan Master's Son2012Adam JohnsonRandom House464Jan-2013Dec-2012
The Song of Achilles2012Madeline MillerEcco384Jan-2013Dec-2012
Fobbit2012David AbramsGrove Press, Black Cat384Jan-2013Jan-2013
Magnificence2012Lydia MilletW. W. Norton & Company256Jan-2013Jan-2013
The Yellow Birds2012Kevin PowersLittle, Brown and Company240Jan-2013Jan-2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette2012Maria SempleLittle, Brown and Company336Jan-2013Jan-2013
Drop City2003T.C. BoylePenguin (Non-Classics)512Feb-2013May-2010
Wise Men2013Stuart NadlerReagan Arthur Books352Feb-2013Feb-2013
Storm of Swords2003George R. R. MartinPerfection Learning1,216Mar-2013Mar-2013
My Struggle: Book Two2013Karl Ove KnausgaardArchipelago375May-2013May-2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane2013Neil GaimanWilliam Morrow192Jul-2013Jul-2013
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running2007Haruki MurakamiKnopf175Jul-2013Feb-2009
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.2013Adelle WaldmanHenry Holt and Co.256Jul-2013Jul-2013
The Circle2013Dave EggersKnopf504Nov-2013Nov-2013
Night Film2013Marisha PesslRandom House624Dec-2013Dec-2012
A Tale for the Time Being2013Ruth OzekiViking Adult432Jan-2014Nov-2013
The Flamethrowers2013Rachel KushnerScribner400Jan-2014Jan-2014
Woke Up Lonely2014Fiona MaazelGraywolf Press336Jan-2014Jan-2014
Tampa2013Alissa NuttingEcco272Jan-2014Jan-2014
Hill William2013Scott McClanahanTyrant Books200Feb-2014Feb-2014
The People in the Trees2013Hanya YanagiharaDoubleday384Feb-2014Feb-2014
Bad Teeth2014Dustin LongNew Harvest320Apr-2014Mar-2014
My Struggle2014Karl Ove KnausgaardArchipelago432Apr-2014May-2014
Another Great Day at Sea2014Geoff DyerPantheon208Apr-2014May-2014
The Unthinkable2009Amanda RipleyHarmony288Aug-2014Jul-2014
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage2014Haruki MurakamiKnopf400Aug-2014Aug-2014
The Bone Clocks2014David MitchellRandom House640Sep-2014Sep-2014
The Magician's Land2014Lev GrossmanViking416Sep-2014Sep-2014
Dark Places2009Gillian FlynnBroadway Books349Nov-2014Nov-2014
The Leftovers2011Tom PerrottaSt. Martin's Griffin384Nov-2014Nov-2014
The Luminaries2013Eleanor CattonLittle, Brown and Company848Jan-2015Feb-2014
Station Eleven2014Emily St. John MandelKnopf352Jan-2015Jan-2015
Annihilation2014Jeff VandermeerFarrar208Jan-2015Jan-2015
Silence Once Begun2014Jesse BallPantheon256Feb-2015Feb-2015
Dept of Speculation2014Jenny OffillKnopf192Feb-2015Feb-2015
All the Birds, Singing2014Evie WyldVintage240Mar-2015Mar-2015
Everything I Never Told You2014Celeste NgPenguin Group (USA) Incorporated304Mar-2015Mar-2015
An Untamed State2014Roxane GayBlack Cat386Mar-2015Mar-2015
The Good Lord Bird2014James McBridePenguin Group (USA) Incorporated432Mar-2015Mar-2015
Find Me2015Laura van den BergFarrar288Mar-2015Mar-2015
My Struggle2015Karl Ove KnausgaardArchipelago Books350Apr-2015Apr-2015
A Little Life2015Hanya YanagiharaKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group728Apr-2015Mar-2015
Against Football 2014Steve AlmondMelville House192Sep-2015Sep-2015
Undermajordomo Minor 2015Patrick DewittEcco336Sep-2015Sep-2015
Going Clear 2013Lawrence WrightVintage Books448Oct-2015Sep-2015
Purity2015Jonathan FranzenFarrar576Oct-2015Oct-2015
Delicious Foods 2015James HannahamLittle367Nov-2015Apr-2015
Fates and Furies2015Lauren GroffRiverhead Books400Nov-2015Nov-2015
Not on Fire, but Burning2015Greg HrbekMelville House275Nov-2015Nov-2015
Sweetland2015Michael CrummeyLiveright Publishing Corporation336Nov-2015Nov-2015
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates2015Brian KilmeadeSentinel256Jan-2016Dec-2015
Lights out2015Ted KoppelCrown Publishers288Jan-2016Dec-2015
Our Souls at Night2015Kent HarufAlfred A. Knopf, New York192Feb-2016Feb-2016
The Story of My Teeth2015Valeria LuiselliCoffee House Press182Feb-2016Feb-2016
The Book of Aron2015Jim ShepardAlfred A Knopf272Feb-2016Feb-2016
American Rust2009Philipp MeyerSpiegel & Grau400Mar-2016Jan-2011
The Tsar of Love and Techno2015Anthony MarraHogarth352Mar-2016Mar-2016

Unread
The Official Bar Guide to Darts2010Patrick ChaplinPuzzlewright192Feb-2011
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa2008Nicholas DraysonMariner Books208Feb-2011
Finding Mars2011Ned RozellUniversity of Alaska Press256Feb-2011
The Pale King2011David Foster WallaceLittle, Brown and Company560Apr-2011
The Screwtape Letters1942C. S. LewisHarperOne209May-2011
A Dog's Purpose2010W. Bruce CameronForge Books336Jun-2011
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake2010Aimee BenderAnchor304Jul-2011
Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years1997Frédéric BeigbederHarper Perennial300Aug-2011
The Boy Detective Fails2006Joe MenoAkashic Books328Aug-2011
The Athlete's Palate Cookbook2010Yishane LeeRodale Books224Oct-2011
Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups 2003Rob NeyerTouchstone352Oct-2011
Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express2011Mark BittmanSimon & Schuster240Jan-2012
Canning for a New Generation2010Liana KrissoffStewart, Tabori & Chang304Jun-2012
The Control of Nature1989John McpheeFarrar, Straus and Giroux288Jul-2012
Devices and Desires2007K. J. ParkerOrbit672Jul-2012
A Feast for Crows2007George R.R. MartinBantam784Nov-2012
Ivyland2012Miles KleeOR Books250Dec-2012
The Patrick Melrose NovelsEdward St. AubynPicador688Feb-2013
Bleeding Edge2013Thomas PynchonPenguin Books496Sep-2014
A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall2014Will ChancellorHarper384Jan-2015
The Paying Guests2014Sarah WatersRiverhead Books576Feb-2015
Book of Numbers2015Joshua CohenRandom House Publishing Group592Jul-2015
Mort(e) 2015Robert RepinoSoho Press368Dec-2015